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Physics A Level at Central Foundation Girls' School

Course description

This course will suit you if you are enthusiastic and interested in Physics or have an interest in further study and careers in Physics or related areas. In this course you will be able to develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of Physics and how they relate to each other, the economy and society.

Course content

AS Level consist of the following 4 modules which will develop your knowledge, skills and expertise: Development of practical skills - Skills of planning, implementing, analysis and evaluation Foundations of physics - Physical quantities and units, Scalars and vectors & Measurements in Physics

Forces and motion - Motion, Forces in action, Work, energy and power, Materials & Newton’s laws of motion and momentum

Electrons, waves, and photons - Charge and current, Energy, power and resistance, Electrical circuits, Waves and Quantum Physics

A Level consists of Modules 1 - 4 plus the following 2 modules: Newtonian world and astrophysics - Thermal physics, Circular motion, Oscillations, Gravitational fields and Astrophysics

Particles and medical physics - Capacitors, Electric fields, Electromagnetism, Nuclear and particle physics & Medical imaging

Entry requirements

 5 good GCSEs with 5 in En PLUS


Exams are sat at the end of Year 1 for AS and Year 2 for A Level and assess the theory and practical skills learnt in the module.

AS Level - assess content from Modules 1 to 4.
Paper 1: Breadth in Physics - multiple choice and structured questions
Paper 2: Depth in Physics – structured and extended response questions

A Level - multiple choice, structured and extended response questions.
Paper 1: Modelling Physics – assessing content from Modules 1, 2, 3 and 5
Paper 2: Exploring Physics - assessing the content from Module 1, 2, 4 and 6
Paper 3: Unified Physics - assessing content from Modules 1 to 6.

Future opportunities

This course provides natural progression onto Physics based university courses, like mechanical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering. More and more universities now have A Level Physics as a requirement for studying Medicine

Further information

You will take both theoretical and practical lessons, where you will participate in discussions and debates, demonstrate application of number, ICT skills, working with others, analysis and problem solving skills. You will be required to do independent study and research.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Central Foundation Girls' School directly.

Last updated date: 02 February 2017
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